Opportunities Week Thursday 17th June 2021
Welcome to day 4 of Opportunities Week. Here you will find a list of events for Thursday 17 June. Click the links to book your space.
10am - 10.45am
Are you an international student interested in working in the UK after your studies? This session will outline the key things you need to know regarding post-study visa options. You will also learn about how to market yourself as an international student within the UK jobs market and key strategies to achieve success.
10am - 10.45am
Did you know that the majority of jobs are not advertised, with some research suggesting that 70% of vacancies are not publicly advertised?
This 30-minute session will give you tips for finding these hidden jobs, through a range of techniques such as using speculative applications and using networking approaches. The session will also explore techniques for broadening your job search to find a wider range of jobs than you might otherwise have seen.
10.30am - 11.15am
This should come as no surprise - the traditional 9–5 office employment model is not as popular as it once was and even before COVID-19 flexible business options like freelancing were exploding in popularity.
If like many people right now, you’re thinking of ways to make money online, freelancing might seem like a logical step. You can do it safely from home, it will generate income, and so on. But there are a few things to consider before diving headfirst into freelancing, even if only temporarily.
Why not join us to hear some top tips on how to start working for yourself and other opportunities available to you?
11.15am - 12pm
Want to find out more about how you can build your professional experience all whilst helping others? Spend 30 minutes of your day with the Volunteering Team and hear about the many benefits of volunteering, the projects available and how you can get involved in doing good and feeling good!
12pm - 12.45pm
Trying to navigate the graduate recruitment process? Unsure of what the next step is? This session will give you the opportunity to hear from Portsmouth alumni about the steps they took to success, the challenges they faced and how the Careers and Employability Service supported them.
1.15pm - 2pm
Tim Campbell will talk about his career to date, the lessons he has learnt and how they may be of use to students in their next steps after University.
Tim Campbell spoke at the Chancellor’ s Event for Students - he was Season 1 winner of The Apprentice and has become a champion of inclusion. With a focus on Education, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship, he has established a ground-breaking charitable foundation and is Regional Head of Africa and Trading Futures lead for, OSTC Group.
2pm - 2.45pm
This session will guide and advise potential applicants through the BAE Systems online application process. Hints and tips for success will be provided throughout, and there will be time for questions and answers. This session will also be broadly pertinent to anyone interested in improving their general graduate role application skills for any major global employer.
2.45pm - 3.30pm
Come along to Santander’s online webinar where they’ll be sharing their top tips on how to best present yourself, why personal branding is important and your digital footprint. You’’ have the chance to ask questions and hear from current employees on their experiences and roles in the bank. Helpful for anyone looking for a role in any organisation.